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Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory
Business | Law
Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory (June 23, 2017)
The state of Washington is asking the nation's highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

Tribes succeed at bringing endangered antelope back to homelands
Environment
Tribes succeed at bringing endangered antelope back to homelands (June 2, 2017)
When it comes to endangered species, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes are succeeding where the state of Washington failed.

Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down (May 25, 2017)
Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.

Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing
National | Politics
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing (May 17, 2017)
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.

Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility
Environment | National
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (May 12, 2017)
Chairman JoDe Goudy called the Hanford nuclear site a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.

Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (April 24, 2017)
Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.

Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.

Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.

Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility company
Business
Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility company (October 27, 2016)
The tribe is seeking to provide electric service throughout the entire reservation in Washington.

Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court
Business | Law
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court (September 1, 2016)
The Washington tribe is challenging a federal tax that was imposed on a business that operates on an allotment within reservation boundaries.

Yakama Nation seeking to expand power service on reservation
Business
Yakama Nation seeking to expand power service on reservation (August 4, 2016)
Yakama Power, the tribe's utility, is negotiating to buy another firm for $24 million.

Yakama Nation expects to see $30M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Yakama Nation expects to see $30M in Cobell buy-back offers (July 14, 2016)
The reservation in Washington suffers from a high rate of fractionation, according to the federal government.

Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington
Environment | National
Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (June 27, 2016)
Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.

Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
Environment | National
Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (June 15, 2016)
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.

Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.

Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program (May 25, 2016)
The Bad River Band in Wisconsin, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Yakama Nation in Washington will educate landowners about the effort.

Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business
Business
Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business (May 9, 2016)
We’re committed to helping producers build strong farming and ranching communities, while helping them to manage their risks as they grow their business.

Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (April 28, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.

Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
Environment | National | Politics
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (April 20, 2016)
An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.

Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)
Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.

Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)
Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.

Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
Environment | National | Politics
Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)
Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.

Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
Environment | Law | National
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)
The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.

Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case
Law | National
Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case (February 26, 2016)
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.

Colville Tribes reintroduce 52 pronghorn antelope to reservation
Environment
Colville Tribes reintroduce 52 pronghorn antelope to reservation (February 16, 2016)
Relocation can be a difficult process but the Yakama Nation has shown success with bringing the animal back to Washington.

Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contamination
Environment | Law
Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contamination (February 5, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must pay the tribe for costs incurred at Bradford Island, a treaty fishing site on the Columbia River.

Group sues IHS for records about water pollution on Yakama Nation
Environment | Health | Law
Group sues IHS for records about water pollution on Yakama Nation (February 4, 2016)
Friends of Toppenish Creek said its requests for documents about groundwater nitrate pollution on the reservation went unfulfilled.

Yakama Nation teacher works to keep Ichishkin language alive
Education
Yakama Nation teacher works to keep Ichishkin language alive (January 14, 2016)
Greg Sutterlict of the Heritage University Language Center in Washington is teaching the language to a new generation.

Yakama Nation reasserts authority after decades under PL280
Law | National
Yakama Nation reasserts authority after decades under PL280 (October 20, 2015)
Tribal leaders presented Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn with an eagle feather during the National Congress of American Indians annual convention in San Diego, California.

Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)
S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.

Editorial: Yakama Nation gas tax likely headed to higher court
Business | Law
Editorial: Yakama Nation gas tax likely headed to higher court (August 5, 2015)
What is considered fair to the descendants of Native Americans mistreated by the United States government may not always seem fair to the rest of us.

Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man
Environment | Law | National
Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (June 30, 2015)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home
Law
Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (June 23, 2015)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American
Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (June 18, 2015)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council
Law | National
Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council (June 11, 2015)
Thousands of tribal leaders and members gathered from May 29 through June 11 in 1855 to negotiate treaties.

Yakama Nation to celebrate anniversary of treaty signed in 1855
Law | National
Yakama Nation to celebrate anniversary of treaty signed in 1855 (June 3, 2015)
The weekend's events come as the tribe asserts authority over business and local governments within reservation boundaries.

Yakama Nation woman sentenced to 10 years for child abuse
Law
Yakama Nation woman sentenced to 10 years for child abuse (May 21, 2015)
Kai Martinez admitted she abused her twin 8-year-old daughters, starving them in the process.

Marijuana seen as new frontier in tribal economic development
Business | Law | National
Marijuana seen as new frontier in tribal economic development (April 23, 2015)
Tribes in California, Washington, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Arizona and Oklahoma have expressed interest in revising their laws and policies towards marijuana.

Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal land
Law | Opinion
Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal land (March 20, 2015)
The Washington State Supreme Court wove new threads into the already tangled web of Washington partial P.L. 280 jurisprudence.

Court allows prosecution of tribal member in registration case
Law
Court allows prosecution of tribal member in registration case (March 19, 2015)
The Washington Supreme Court said a member of the Yakama Nation who lives on the Quinault Nation can't escape the state's reach.

JoDe Goudy: Yakama Nation committed to well-being of children
Opinion
JoDe Goudy: Yakama Nation committed to well-being of children (March 12, 2015)
We will continue to monitor this situation carefully to ensure Desi’s safety, health and wellbeing.

Supreme Court won't hear Yakama Nation treaty tobacco case
Business | Law
Supreme Court won't hear Yakama Nation treaty tobacco case (March 10, 2015)
The tribe argued that its treaty was interpreted without considering all of the evidence of the facts.

Yakama Nation woman fights tribe for custody of 12-year-old
Law
Yakama Nation woman fights tribe for custody of 12-year-old (March 4, 2015)
The tribe is reportedly objecting to surgery for the boy.

Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case
Environment | Law
Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case (February 16, 2015)
Delbert Loren Wheeler said he had a right to be on federal land under the Yakama Treaty of 1855.

Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana
Business | Law | National
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (February 9, 2015)
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.

Fifteen charged over theft of Yakama Nation scholarship money
Education | Law
Fifteen charged over theft of Yakama Nation scholarship money (January 29, 2015)
Federal prosecutors said $179,000 was stolen from the program.

Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wager
National | Sports
Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wager (January 16, 2015)
The Oneidas accepted a challenge from the Yakamas and some big stakes are on the table.

Yakama Nation man faces trial for driving in federal wildlife refuge
Environment | Law
Yakama Nation man faces trial for driving in federal wildlife refuge (January 7, 2015)
Delbert Loren Wheeler is citing the Yakama Treaty of 1855 as a defense against the charges.

Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (December 15, 2014)
The Yakama Nation is in court in hopes of preventing public tours at the sacred Rattlesnake Mountain.

Editorial: Yakama Nation and state must address gas tax issue
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Yakama Nation and state must address gas tax issue (December 5, 2014)
Some gas stations on the reservation are selling to non-Indians without imposing a state tax.

Editorial: Yakama Nation must disclose plans for clean water
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Yakama Nation must disclose plans for clean water (November 25, 2014)
Newspaper calls on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Yakama Nation to meet soon to discuss the tribe's clean water plans.

NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses
Environment
NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses (October 30, 2014)
Northwest Public Radio reports on efforts by tribes to control the growing wild horse populations on their reservations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

9th Circuit rejects treaty claims of Indian tobacco manufacturer
Business | Law
9th Circuit rejects treaty claims of Indian tobacco manufacturer (September 26, 2014)
Ruling is the latest setback to the King Mountain Tobacco Company, a privately owned enterprise on the reservation.

BSPR: Tobacco firm on Yakama Nation fights federal government
Business | Politics
BSPR: Tobacco firm on Yakama Nation fights federal government (September 8, 2014)
A tobacco company based on the Yakama Nation in Washington was just told to pay $58 million in federal taxes.

Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes
Business | Law
Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes (September 5, 2014)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.

9th Circuit hears case over Yakama Nation tobacco manufacturer
Business | Law | National
9th Circuit hears case over Yakama Nation tobacco manufacturer (August 29, 2014)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company is citing the 1855 Yakama Treaty to protect its right to market goods without state interference.

Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project
Environment
Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project (August 19, 2014)
The Oregon Department of State Lands said an energy company failed to address the impacts on tribal fishing sites.

Oregon won't pursue charges against Yakama Nation fishermen
Environment | Law
Oregon won't pursue charges against Yakama Nation fishermen (August 7, 2014)
Two tribal members were cited for fishing lamprey out of season but they asserted their treaty rights.

Steven Newcomb: Author shares story of life on Yakama Nation
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Author shares story of life on Yakama Nation (July 2, 2014)
Steven Newcomb urges readers to pick up two works by author David Edward Walker.

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